CoW to conduct second phase of Community Risk Assement
12 Sep 2019 19:12pm
WINDHOEK, 12 SEP (NAMPA)- The City of Windhoek (CoW) announced on Thursday that it will be conducting the second phase of Community Risk Assessment (CRA), from 17th September until and 7th December.
According to a statement availed to Nampa on Thursday, a total number of 2 685 households will be assessed in 179 selected units in formal areas within the ten constituencies in the Windhoek municipal area of jurisdiction.
Informal settlements areas were already covered under phase one and are thus excluded in phase two of the assessment. CRA is a method of collecting information for assessing hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, and the ability to cope, preparing coping strategies, and finally, preparing a risk reduction implementation plan for the local community, the statement adds.
A well-conducted community risk assessment can help build a shared understanding of local risks and possible risk reduction measures. It increases awareness about potential risks that might not be fully understood or about risk conditions believed to be unchangeable, thus creating a resilient city, the statement reads.
CoW further urged residents to cooperate and render their support during the exercise by allowing enumerators to enter their houses after positively identifying themselves with their CoW employment cards, national identity cards and uniform.